On Saturday night, the New York Television Festival capped off a week’s worth of screenings and entertainment industry-oriented events with an awards show honoring some of this year’s top submissions. Here’s a summary of the web series that took home cash and acclaim on Saturday night.
Greg & Donny
Most of yins are familiar with Jeff Skowron and Matt Yeager from their roles on Williamsburgh’s favorite web show, The Burg, but these two Steelers fans from Western Pennsylvania are attracting quite the following for their own series. The creators of the tech-illiterate Greg and Donny won IFC‘s “Out of the Box” award and received a $25,000 development deal from the cable network.
This “barely-animated web series” has been a long-time hit amongst New York’s Channel 101 crowd, stringing together 10 callbacks in a row (and counting!) at the monthly voter’s choice screening. Now MTV has taken notice. Brooklyn-based comedy writer and 9AM creator, Dan McCoy won MTV’s Animation Award along with a $5,000 development deal.
Jack in a Box
Created by Michael Cyril Creighton and Marcie Hume, Jack in a Box is the story of a disillusioned, would-be Broadway star who’s relegated to selling tickets to Broadway shows in order to make it in the Big Apple. This workplace comedy with a nod to New York’s theater crowd won NYTVF’s Best Web Series Pilot.
Congrats to all of New York Television Festival’s Selections and Winners. Check out the full list here.